Integrate Esri File Geodatabase (GDB) Using FME

Use FME in conjunction with your File Geodatabase system to store non-native spatial data and share if for use in other applications.

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Solve Esri File Geodatabase (GDB) Interoperability Problems with FME

Transform data from hundreds of formats into Esri File Geodatabase GDB using FME’s leading spatial ETL technology. Convert data from GIS, CAD, tabular, database, and many other formats into GDB including:

  • Esri SHP
  • MapInfo TAB
  • AutoCAD DWG
  • Excel XLS
  • and more

Conversely, use FME to share data stored in File Geodatabase for use in external applications, or to migrate and replicate data to other databases.

About Esri File Geodatabase (GDB)

Esri File Geodatabase is single-user GIS database framework for a desktop environment. It uses a local file structure for easy access and management of spatial data.

Common Conversions

FME lets you integrate many applications and file formats. Here are some of the ways our users convert Esri File Geodatabase (GDB).

* The following additional software is required to use this format in FME: Esri ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Engine, or ArcGIS Server

FME is the data integration platform with the best support for spatial.


The table below outlines how Esri File Geodatabase (GDB) is supported by our different FME products, and on which platform(s) the reader and/or writer runs.

Product OS
FME Desktop FME Server FME Cloud Windows 32-bit Windows 64-bit Linux Mac
Reader All Editions
Writer All Editions

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